The electricity meter can be found on the wall inside the front entrance space at home. The meter is used to monitor electricity usage in kilowatt hours (kWh). The player will receive an electricity bill in the mail every week, which must be paid at the mail box, near the entrance to Kesselinperä. Not paying the bill for an extended period of time will result in the electricity being cut off completely until the bill is paid.
There are several things that, when turned on, increase electricity consumption in the house:
Unfortunately there are multiple appliances that cannot be turned off, therefore the house can never completely avoid electricity consumption. These appliances include the fridge, washing machine, boiler and possibly the cooker.
The text on the plaque reads: "Alternating current kilowatt-hour meter, 1 kWh = 1200 rotor rotations. 220 V, 10 (20) A, 50 cycles/second. Model Y5, serial (unintelligible)". Finnish electric grid used to be 220 V, but at some point in 1980s-1990s [more accurate date?] moved to more common European 230 V standard. This did not require changes in any gear or appliances; it's possible that the meter was installed in the building decades ago.